Hi...small house owner also!
I love reading all of the creative ideas for small house living. We bought our 935 sq ft house 10 years ago when it was myself, DH and DS#1...now 2 more kids later we are still here. The house was built in 1941 and was a 2 bedroom, living/dining "great" room, kitchen and bath with a long one car garage off of the kitchen. The garage had been converted into an extra room when we bought it, and we eventually turned it into our bedroom. The oldest DS has his own room, and my DD and youngest DS share their room. Our bedroom is also the only way to get out of the house to the back yard, so lots of traffic through our room and lots of dirt tracked in
, but we do have a big back yard...complete with a garden, a new 1.5 car garage and a swing set for the kiddos. We also have a large front yard that needs to be gated so we can let the kids play out front and plant more garden. I go from hating the lack of privacy (I am very introverted and need my alone time) to really appreciating the low mortgage, the family time and the small amount of time it takes to clean
. We could go up, if the foundation would support it, or just keep it as is and be happy that we have a roof over our head! I am glad this thread is here and love looking at all of the pictures and getting inspired by all of the creativity. The original owner of my house raised 3 kids here and the owner that we bought it from, raised 2!! I don't think I could handle a huge house, I would be afraid that I would lose my kids LOL.